All posts by darylmadden

One Drop of Anger

I blasted an email
To a company
I felt an injustice
Was done unto me

I turned on the TV
Such bad news appeared
Seemed evil and hate
Was spread everywhere

Where did it come from?
To fill the world whole
A heard a rebuke
Whispered to my soul

Just one drop of anger
From my email was shared
To ask for forgiveness
A new word prepared

To right a wrong
There’s a better way
With love and respect
Oh Lord, lead me that way

For It’s Here

For it’s here, at daybreak
The light comes to be
A gift of new life
Awakening me

For it’s here, in stillness
The great silence speaks
The calling indwelling
Which every soul seeks

For it’s here, in caress
The gentle breeze stirs
Embrace of belonging
Of drawing occurs

For it’s here, each moment
With love to pursue
The soul’s invitation
To the Presence of You

More Than You Can Bear

We’ve all heard the word
From a friend spoken clear
God will never give you
More than you can bear

Perhaps these words are true
Another to reveal
The devil will give you
With more than you can deal

The weight of such burdens
Of cross can crush you
But our savior is waiting
With arms to rescue

Within ours Christ body
Of sorrows to share
Of trust and surrender
Through the power of prayer


Our deepest desire
To receive and to give
Love is our treasure
We need it to live

Love is a feeling
We know that for sure
And we know the truth
That it’s so much more

Love is a verb
Action in showing
Love is a choice
A grace of bestowing

Love is a blessing
And we clearly see
Love multiplies
When it’s shared for free

Love is a bond
Joy in the giving
Love truly shown is
A sacrifice, living

Love is our God
Our God is love
Love is eternal
Through heaven, above


God makes it easy
Such a simple way
For there is not
A wrong way to pray

No need to search
For God everywhere
He’s ready to find
For He’s always here

Your deepest thoughts
All he does know
Rest in the truth
That he still loves you so

The most fruitful prayer
Is of honestly
With a humble heart
Of simplicity

Longings of a Dying Man

And here they are
If he could plan
The longings of
A dying man

Just one more day
Of the sunrise
To gaze upon
Clear blue skies

Heart to forgive
Ask for mercy
To share the Word
Of love to be

To gather round
Beloved be
Together friends
And family

To share our joy
Make memories
Enjoy a meal
Pray faithfully

Were dying men
Each every day
Perhaps we’ll long
To live this way

What God Says Is

All throughout the Bible
Thoughts hard to conceive
When Jesus spoke the Word
Souls came to believe

From raising Lazarus
Sight to the man, blind
Feeding of 5000
From water into wine

Come now celebrate
His gift of great beauty
Transforming bread and wine
To His blood and body

You still ask the question
Of our faith proclaim
As St. Peter answered
Let us do the same

Will you leave me too?
With this hard truth I’m casting
Lord where else can we go
Your words everlasting

Love Your Love

Words you always shared
I came to know as true
A treasure of my life
Ones of, I love you

Words I also spoke
But more sparingly
Mom I hope you know
This formed the core of me

Though you’ve passed beyond
I am so aware
Of the many ways
I love you, still I hear

A prayer of my heart
To share with you, above
Mom, I never told you
That I love your love

The Greatest Sense

In your Presence
Of dwelling prayer
The greatest sense
Of being here

The Spirit flows
My soul, revive
The greatest sense
Of being, alive

And in your light
The truth is shown
The greatest sense
Of love is known

With grace to share
The greatest sense
Of calling be